Discuss about the Healthcare Management and Leadership for Permissive Leadership and Management Style.
Leadership is considered as the judgement of the behaviour while driving the activities to accomplish the similar goals. The leadership roles signify the involvement of the group activities that influence other individuals in keeping pace with the repetitive change. In health care setting, the leadership style is needed to be more efficient and decisive (Grol et al., 2013). However, it is noted that most of information in leadership aspect is based on the organisational context. There are very less information sourced for health care contexts. However, leadership in a health care setting is implying the improvements of the patient care system in health care scenario. This study will discuss the Permissive leadership and management style in the health care centres. The theoretical analysis of the leadership style and the health care environment will provide the enriched idea about the subject matter in this study.
The National Health Service (NHS) has provided a responsive and dynamic health care system in order to cope with the diversified and repetitive organisational change. In order to accomplish such determined initiatives, NHS needs to keep the focus on the proper clinicians and effective management styles (Barr & Dowding 2015). The effective leadership skill is the proper component for all level of health care provisions. In the previous time, the paternalistic management style was followed by the health care associates. However, in this current time, the repeated changes and the emergence of innovative techniques have changed the entire organisational scenario. It is important to explore the underlying concepts of the leadership management in the heath care setting. Burgess and Radnor (2013) defined that a good leader is characterised as the person who is capable of exploring the personal and team motives for accomplishing the perceived organisational goals. A skilful leadership style is focusing on the ability to critically evaluate the process and outcome of the team’s efforts for achieving the determined goals. The constant fine tuning of the self and individual needs is encouraged by the efficient leadership style.
On the other hand, the effective management style is also much necessary. The organisational functionalities are needed to be maintained in a sequential way. It is needless to say that the efficient leaders can structure such functionalities that are helpful enough in organising the relevant management process (Reeves et al., 2013). Moreover, the associated workforce is receiving the proper motivation if there is the presence of skilful leadership and management style. The leadership style is classified in different divisions that are representing the diversified characteristics of the associated leaders. In the previous time, the health care scenario was mostly driven by the paternalistic concept that signifies the application of the autocratic leadership style. In this leadership styles, the leaders take the autocratic decisions which were needed to be followed by the other health care associates. However, it is also noticed that many of the associates could not cope with such one-sided decision making process that hampers their morality.
However, the emergence of the innovativeness in the different organisational scenario, it is noted that the management of health care centres have been looking forward to adopt several beneficial changes. It was noticed that the permissive style is gathering the other associates before taking any organisational decision (Huber, 2013). The participative leadership style is encouraging the other associates to bring innovative ideas that help in improving the internal management scenario in a significant way. Moreover, it is needless to mention that the participative leaders can motivate the employees more specifically to bring the effective performance attributes (Hillage et al., 2015). The associates even feel that their sharing values are fruitful for the organisation. However, it is also important to note that the leaders have to take the proper responsibilities to motivate the employees and structuring the organisational functionalities with the proper implication of the leadership and management styles.
It is to be indicated that the major roles and responsibilities of the managers and leaders signify the supportive and cooperative attitudes within the internal scenario. The maintenance of the cooperative values while working together in the heath care centre is important to enhance the quality of the patient care. Wong & Laschinger (2013) implied that management is generally symbolised as the comprised of social and technical functionalities structured for accomplishing the organisational goals. Especially, in a health care centre, the service-users become much reliable to the personnel for quality treatment. Hence, the managers and the leaders associated in the health care setting need to keep the focus on the quality improvement factors in the internal scenario (Cummings & Worley, 2014). The efficient contribution of the employees’ performance would be much helpful for achieving such purposes. There are some of the set of responsibilities that the managers and the leaders have to maintain during the improvisation of the internal organisational scenario.
In the health care scenario, the major responsibility of the leaders is to promote the quality and safety of care that is depended on many factors. A proper cultural atmosphere is essential to improve safety and quality (Fitzgerald & Dufour, 2013). The leaders in the health care sector have to take the responsibility to initiate the planning process by using proper tangible and intangible resources. The leaders control the internal functionalities to improve the performance attributes of the associated workforce. There are three types of the functionalities that the leaders need to concentrate, Firstly, the informational process, which determines the performance monitoring factors. The leaders need to communicate with the health care staffs and gather the relevant information to organise the necessary functionalities. On the other hand, the transmission of the information to the external environment is another major responsibility of the leaders in this process.
The next major responsibility of the healthcare leaders is the maintenance of interpersonal factors. The leaders need to pay the attention on the legal duties and social requirements. In such cases, the leaders act as the representatives of the health care scenario. A leader is the emblem of the influencing character that inspires the associated employees by directing, motivating and providing proper training to the subordinates along with creating the liaison between them. Another focus of the health care leaders is concentrating on the decisional process. This process includes the entrepreneurship that helps in identifying the innovative ideas to improve the service quality (Mitchell et al., 2012). In such process, the leaders pay the attention towards the conflict management process as well. Whenever the leaders find any problem or disputes in the organisational practices, it is their responsibility to resolve those conflicts as soon as possible. The proactive actions taken by the leaders against such conflicting scenario improve the quality of the services provided by the health care centres. The resource allocation is another major responsibility that the leaders need to concentrate on while organising the organisational functionalities (West et al. 2014). In such regards, it can be mentioned that the participative leadership style is much fruitful. It helps in gathering the ideas of the associated workforce and with the help of their association the organisation can improve the quality parameter of the provided services.
The leaders need to keep their focus on the guiding principles that are fruitful enough in improving the healthcare scenario more specifically. The leaders are considered as the driving forces for improving the patient care services and internal organisational scenario in the health care setting. First, the principle of accountability is needed to be maintained by the leaders in a significant way. In this principle, the leaders need to establish the information governance structure, which helps in development and implementation of the necessary programmes. The leaders need to suitable designated person to execute such planning. It is even important to document the policies applied by the government. The re-identification of the underlying issues is also much necessary accordingly. The leaders need to maintain the principles of transparency, which signifies the re-structuring of the organisational activities and processes in relation with the information governance. In maintaining such principles, the leaders need to document the principles and processes for governing the programmes (Laschinger et al., 2014). It is necessary to record the activities accurately for implementing the functionalities in a significant manner. The leaders need to maintain the communicational transparency in order to make the associates aware of the changed scenario. It is important to mention that when the associates can communicate regarding their concerns, it enhances the sense of reliability and keeps them motivated towards fulfilling the organisational goals.
Another major principle that the leaders need to adopt is the principle of integrity, which depicts the construction of the governance programme that enhances authenticity and reliability. In maintaining such principles, the leaders need to consider the adherence to the organisational procedures and policies. The information that will be divided among the associated members is needed to be much reliable. Principle of protection determines the security assurance received from the leaders. The leaders need to keep the focus on the possibilities of information or privacy breaching aspects. Paying attention towards such principles improves the internal scenario as a whole, which helps in creating significant impact on the external environment. Hence, the guiding principles are necessary for each of leaders associated in the health care centres.
The health care centres pay much attention towards the development of the deserved members as the leaders. The focus of developing the leaders is structured in a sequential process. First, the health care centres keep the focus on the development of talents. The identification of the integrating traditional activities is effective enough in ensuring the talent management required for establishing the proper leadership programme (Cummings & Worley, 2014). Second, the healthcare centre needs to maintain the transparency in sharing important information with the associated leaders. Once the leaders are aware of the proper governance based information, it becomes easier for them to drive the functionalities more specifically. Third, the health care centre monitors the performance parameter of the leaders to initiate the changes within the internal scenario. The recognition of the performance helps the leaders in improving the organisational scenario and initiating the fruitful plans for further improvements. Fourth, the health care centres concentrate on engaging the associated leaders for the continual improvement.
The leaders have to be much efficient in communicating with the higher authority and the associated members. The leaders need to communicate with the higher authority to ensure the relevant government rules and regulations applied on the health care centres. After deriving the enriched knowledge about the applied rules and regulations, the leaders have the major responsibility to make the associated members aware of these principles. The establishment of the communication transparency is necessary. When the employees can raise their concern, it helps the leaders in understanding the requirement of the organisation. Accordingly, planning, controlling, and executing the process for improving the quality of the services provided to the patients. Managing the entire organisational welfare is one of the major focuses of the efficient leaders. Moreover, the leaders influence the associated members to accomplish the determined goals that serve the purpose of improving the entire organisational scenario. Hence, it can be inferred that the presence of good leadership style and the contribution of the health care management can improve the entire healthcare service.
The study is focusing on the leadership attributes maintained in the health care centre. It is noted that the leadership approaches in the heath care centres contain much lesser information. However, after paying attention to the entire management functionalities that promote the efficient leadership programme, it can be stated that the permissive leadership style will be beneficial for the health care organisation. In this leadership style, the associated members can participate in the decision making process my providing the insightful and innovative ideas about the improvement. The leaders even need to maintain the proper roles and responsibilities to initiate the idea and making the members aware of the imposed rules and regulations on health care centres. However, the proper guiding principles are also needed to be maintained by the leaders. The contribution of the health care centre is also necessary to make the leaders more efficient.
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